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Health Care for the Homeless gets federal grant for those with HIV.

Baltimore's Health Care for Homeless Inc. will receive $1.26 million to provide housing assistance and support services to low-income people with HIV and their families as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The $24 million HUD grants comes from the federal Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program and renews 25 local programs benefiting 1,200 people nationwide.

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"Simply put, housing is health care," said Juliàn Castro, HUD secretary, in a statement. "We're proud to continue working with our local partners to provide housing and care for low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Their hard work continues to provide opportunities for our fellow Americans to build productive and prosperous futures."

In Maryland, the grant will be used to provide permanent housing assistance to medically fragile, homeless people with HIV. The funding will support eight households in a facility or rental units and provide additional supportive services will be provided to 60 households.

The project is a collaborative with Project PLASE, a housing assistance programs, and the Baltimore City Department of Social Services.

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